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Our flexible support services help autistic students (including Asperger syndrome) during their studies in further and higher education.  

Support can be provided from the onset when transitioning onto the course and can vary from managing relationships, mentoring to note-taking. Advice and support can be provided to the students and the academic and non-academic staff, to meet individual needs.

How to pay for this support

Our student support service is funded by Disability Student Allowance (DSA).

This must be in place before we can offer our service, unless funding is available from other sources. Specialist mentoring costs £49 + £9.80 VAT per hour, and Study Assistant support £25 + £5 VAT per hour.

As we are funded through DSA, our main aims are to make sure everyone involved with you has an understanding of autism spectrum disorder, and that you're clear about the work you must do in order to complete your course.

As all students' needs are different we suggest that you, or a representative, contact us to talk about what support is available and if our service can meet your needs.

Assessment centres

Please click below for our DSA QAG – NMH Provider Rates.

Download our rates

How to access our support

Our student support service is usually funded by Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), although other funding streams may also be accepted. Funding must be in place before we can offer our service, please contact the disability adviser at your place of study for help with applications for funding.

Alternatively, you can make an appointment at an assessment centre of your choice, to find your nearest assessment centre please go to www.dsa-qag.org.uk

Leave us feedback

You can also let us know how we're doing, by downloading and filling in our Compliments, comments and complaints form.

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